The days may be getting shorter as Winter approaches but competitions at Lahinch Golf Club continue to be well supported.
Sunday’s men’s singles stableford competition on the championship course was won by Tadhg Lyne (11) with 37 points from Frank Doherty (9) who returned a similar score. Michael Considine (16) was third followed by Kieran Shanahan (10) and they both also returned 37 points.
The Pretoria cup was played for on Saturday last on the old course where Theo Gosseau (17) was the winner with 78 from Shane Doyle (14) with 81 with Eamonn Connaire (13) in third spot with 82.
The Kilcoran cup was also played for on Saturday on the old course where Neil Kennedy Walsh (6) was the winner with 72 from Michael A Lynch (9) with 74 and Conor Brannock (6) who also returned 74. Noel Sexton won the gross with 79.
In the Frank O’Brien cup competition on the championship course last week Noel Sexton (3) was the winner with 32 points from Neil Kennedy Walsh (6) with 31 and Michael A Lynch (9) with 31.
In a men’s fourball stableford competition on the Castle course, David Mescall (11) and Brian Rochford (14) were the winners with 49 points from Ronan Cooney (2) and Peter Hennessy (2) with 48 points while John McInerney (12) and Derek O’Neill (7) were third, also with 48 points.
The ladies hamper competition on the old course last week was won by Niamh Reddan (18) with 40 points from Mary Fahey Coen (16) with 38 points with Emma Frazer(19) in third spot with 38 points.
The hamper competition on the Castle course was won by Kitty Morris (13) with 41 points from Peggy Costello (21) with a similar score. Martina McInerney (38) was third, also with 41 points.
The ladies turkey competition on the old course last Monday was won by Margaret Ann Killeen (15) with 36 points from Ann Ui Nuallain (27) with 33 points.
Ennis Golf Club:
There was a big entry for the men’s hampers competition, sponsored by Ryan’s Centra, at Ennis at the weekend.
Brendan Pyne (12) with 42 points was the winner with two to spare over Christy Cusack (11). Pat G. McInerney (14) was third, also with 40 points followed by John Considine (12) with 40 points, David Considine (12) with 39 points, Oliver O’Loughlin (12) with 38 points, Liam Pyne (6) with 38 points, Cathal Ryan (19) with 37 points, Barry Vaughan (20) with 37 points and Steve Keane (14) with 37 points. Sean Myatt (1) won the gross with 34 points.
Friday’s open singles was won by Cillian O’Connor (9) with 39 points from John McCarthy (17) with a similar score. Derek Healy (12) was third and he also returned 39 points while Dave Kenneally (6) won the gross with 73.
Dromoland Golf Club:
The Cahercalla 3 ball scramble members competition proved a popular attraction at Dromoland at the weekend. The winners with 55.8 were Kieran Crosby, Brian Arthur and Brian Hickey. In second place with 56.3 were Mike Daffy, Paul Clune and James Casey while third spot was filled by Seamus Cusack, Tom O’Sullivan and John O’Shaughnessy with 57.5
Gordon O’Neill won the Friday open singles with 41 points from Declan Colleran who had a similar score while Donagh Murphy was third with 39 points. Jason O’Leary won the gross with 36 points..
The mid week 9 hole competition winner was Billy O’Mahony with 20 points from Chris Maguire with a similar score. Darren Reilly, also with 20 points, was third.
In the men’s seniors outing last week Michael Bennett won category A from John Casey with Noel McMahon in third spot. In category B, Kevin Kent was the winner from Michael Leyden with Frank Travers in third spot.
Last week’s ladies 9 hole competition was won by Frances Bergin with 20 points from Siobhan Doohan with a similar score. Colette Colleran with 18 points was in third spot.
Kilrush Golf Club:
Joe Daly (15) won the open men’s singles at Kilrush last week with 36 points from Cyril Kelly (18) with 34.
The Clean Ireland open men’s singles was won by John M Cuggeran (12) with 42 points from Terry O’Hare (14) with 40 points, Rory Flynn (19) with 40 points and MIchael Miniter (16) with 40 points.
The competition this weekend will be an open singles.
Banner GAA club will host a golf classic on this Friday and Saturday at Woodstock golf club. The format will be a team of four and anyone wishing to book a tee time should contact Kevin Toner (0877188427).
The Ennis based club with their headquarters at Shanaway Road adjacant to Woodstock golf club, recently won the junior B hurling title while they have qualified for the junior A football decider for the second year in a row. Their opponents in the football final will be Ballyvaughan.